The IPP is also pleased to announce that payroll service provider ADP has been re-accredited two years after being the first organisation to achieve the payroll quality standard in 2008.
The award recognises that organisations apply best practice in payroll professional development as well as demonstrate that they have met stringent criteria set out by the IPP in order to provide a compliant and efficient payroll service.
The PQP accreditation is part of the IPP’s ongoing goal to uphold the highest standards in the payroll industry, with 14 accredited organisations so far and more than 60 companies engaged to the scheme.
The PQP accreditation scheme was launched in July 2007 to provide a standard for performance management in payroll, encouraging organisations to maintain professional competence while enhancing and developing payroll skills and knowledge.
Liz Lay, Associate Director of Learning & Development at the IPP, said: The Institute is working hard in raising the profile of the payroll profession and it is through organisations such as Equiniti ICS and Listers Group demonstrating their commitment to best practice in payroll and professional development that this becomes possible.
When ADP became the first organisation to obtain PQP accreditation a couple years ago, we were impressed by its dedication to the ongoing professional development of its payroll department and the service provided to its customers. We would like to commend ADP for continuing to invest in its staff the re-accreditation is well-deserved.
Marianne Hendron, Training & Quality Officer at Equiniti ICS, said: We are delighted to have been recognised for the importance we place on staff development;
Damien Bridge, Marketing Director at Listers Group, said: Our payroll staff are proud to have been awarded the prestigious PQP accreditation from the IPP. The achievement marks their hard work, dedication and outstanding effort which has helped the department gain much great recognition from around the organisation.
Eleanor Harrison, Training and Development Manager at ADP, said: ADP is extremely proud to have been re-accredited with the IPP's PQP award. The re-accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to both our staff and clients, and our continual drive for best practice. Professional development of our staff is key to the delivery of a professional and quality service and the PQP offers a public framework in which to reinforce our drive for service excellence.
If you would like to find out more about the PQP scheme for partnership organisations and hear from employers that have attained the accreditation, a workshop is taking place on Wednesday, 9 June 2010 inBirmingham. The workshop is free to attend and you can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the PQP accreditation scheme, please visit http://www.payrollprofession.org.
About the IPP:
The IPP is a 25 year-old membership organisation that wants to achieve chartered status (formerly known as The Institute of Payroll and Pensions Management until Sept 2006).
What the IPP offers:
• Training and professional qualifications
• Professional designatory letters, e.g. MIPP (pensions)
• An Advisory Service with up to date online industry news
• Continuing Professional Development programme encouraging self improvement and career development structure
• A monthly journal called PayrollProfessional
• Representation at the highest levels of government through a very active policy team
• Participation in a long range strategy to change the perception of the payroll profession
• Regular events, meetings, conferences.
For more information, contact:
Jo Victoria Russell
Public Relations Officer
Institute of Payroll Professionals
t: 020 7600 6278
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Institute of Payroll Professionals. Offers membership for Payroll and Pensions professionals. Includes Payroll and pensions training and consultancy services.